Global warming, deforestation, marine degradation, species extinction, biodiversity, fossil fuel scarcity are all terms we hear and read in the media. But do we know what they mean? The opinions can be very biased so it’s difficult to know the truth. Here are some great infographics about the environment that will help you understand the issues more and maybe answer some questions.
The major issues of climate change in one infographic.
Source: Why our seas are collapsing
The state of the oceans is crucial to the world's health.
Forests are essential to maintaining life on Earth.
Source: You've Heard About This Problem
We should be celebrating trees and looking after our forests, instead we are abusing them.
Source: Layers of Earth's Atmosphere
The Ozone Layer is in the stratosphere: Most ozone (about 90%) resides between 6 and 10 miles (10 and 17 kilometers) above the Earth's surface and extends up to about 30 miles (50 kilometers).
Source: Loss of Biodiversity Visual.ly
Man is clearly the most selfish inhabitant of Planet Earth.
The wetlands are a vital ecosystem that is being damaged.
Source: Where Food Begins
Without healthy soil, how can we grow healthy food? Healthy soils are critical for global food production, but we are not paying enough attention to this important ally.
Source: Can We End Our Fossil
Various bodies set climate change targets including the Kyoto Protocol and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Source: Before You Toss It “Away”……
Did you imagine how long some of these things last?
Climate change's effect on the oceans doesn't just affect marine life.
The attraction of the bright lights of a city has an impact too.
Are you surprised by the resources we use during our lifetime.
Source: How to feed the world
This infographic provides a comparison of agroecology versus industrial agriculture
Source: El Niño by Weather Underground
I always wondered what El Nino is? Have you?
Many communities rely on fish rather than meat. Fishing fleets and villages all around the world are suffering the impact of climate change and overfishing on fish stocks.
Our actions have a direct effect on changes in the ecosystem
Source: The Water Rich vs The
Many of us forget or do not realize water is a scarce resource.
Source: Not a Drop to Drink
And this demonstrates the potential impact on the USA. Water is the New Oil. The global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century
Source: Sorry, WHAT
Every piece of plastic ever made still exists today. Eek!
Source: What Food Waste Is Costing
This is shocking. I know I can reduce food waste a home - I'm sure you can too?
Source: This Infographic on How Much
This Infographic on how much wildlife we've lost in the past 40 years will shock you.
A stark illustration of how poorly we are managing our eco budget.
Source: Forbes Welcome
For the last 25 years, the International Coastal Cleanup has recorded the debris collected by volunteers on the beach.
Source: Masters Of The Earth
Paints an interesting (and somewhat shocking) picture doesn't it?
Do you avoid using plastic bags?
Although some issues have been covered by previous infographics, I like the way this summarizes biodiversity and food production in simple points.
The naming and shaming of contributors to the pollution issue.
I am conscious of needing clean air at home but I didn't realize there was so much to indoor pollution.
Source: Air Quality - The 10
You may think you breathe decent air - time to think again?
Source: The Countries Most Likely To
Just another reason for me to retire to Australia!
This is such a brilliant way to represent the issue.
Source: The Environmental Impact Of Your
The poor old hamburger - it is always picked on!
I hope these have helped you understand more. They won't answer every question and I also can't vouch for their accuracy as there is so much controversy and debate about around statistics presented for climate change and its impact.
Which issue bothers you most?
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